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My Journey To “No, No, No, Not I!”
Elizabeth Willis Barrett
I jump on my bike early in the morning to beat the sun and the school kids who pointed at a friend of mine not too long ago with the exclamation, “Look at that old lady on a bike!” Since I am at least twelve years older than that “old lady,” I am eager to be on my way and back before any school kids point at me.
Old lady. I genuinely dislike that term. My son-in-law used it regarding an associate who is at least three years younger than I am.
“She is not an old lady!” I protest. But in his eyes and those of many others, she’s an old lady and so am I.
“I don’t want to be old,” I think as I ride along the canal. Aging has captured my mind excessively lately.
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